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97% engineers aspire for a job in IT and core engineering

However, only 18.43% employable in IT & 7.49% in core engineering

Inspired by Mumbai dabbawalas, NDMC opens canteen by women

Trained women will make home-cooked food starting at Rs 40 per tiffin on a regular working-day basis

Boot camp biryani

Once grimy haunts of roving soldiers, Bangalore's military hotels have smartened up

My Budget: Vir Das

It seems an 'eager to please' Budget, says the actor

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On the silk trail

Take a relaxed tour of the silk cocoon market of Sidlaghatta peppered with quirky facts about the history of silk, a rendezvous with weavers and ...

Delhi's book islands

From first editions, vintage copies, old comic strips and rare, personally signed books - you can find these in three bookstores in Delhi NCR ...

Dal Lake: High-water mark

The Dal Lake in Srinagar may be a must-do for tourists, but it sometimes affords an offbeat experience of the region

EWS housing: Unwanted in gurgaon

Gurgaon is burgeoning with nearly 200,000 migrants who work as service staff, but the city has little to offer them in terms of basic amenities ...

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The Calcutta Club

Actor in a Wodehousian comedy

Rahul Jacob has experienced the delightful and the ridiculous in clubs with rooms the size of basketball courts but utterly illogical rules

A bungalow in south Mumbai

After the Jamshyd Godrej family reportedly acquired Homi Bhabha's bungalow, buyers are on the lookout for more such houses. The thrill lies in ...

Luxury on the dining table

An upcoming exhibition offers unique sculptures, dinnerware, objets d'art and antiques

Home break hotels

With young holidayers checking into luxury resorts in their city, staycations are fast becoming a popular trend

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Content and its discontents

Astra Taylor, a documentary film maker, is the kind of creative person who was supposed to benefit when the internet revolution collapsed old ...

Bowled over by cricket

Mid-wicket Tales is well worth reading for some unexplored insight into India's world of celebrity cricket

Pakistan's call to arms

This book is a focused and timely analysis of what has gone badly wrong in Pakistan, and what could be done to correct the situation

Book value on basic economics

If you are one of those people who on seeing newspaper headlines like "RBI keeps repo rate unchanged" or "Rupee drops by 8%" wonders what the ...

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Vikram Johri

The idea of national literature
Vikram Johri

The new syllabus in Britain has abandoned American classics like To Kill A Mockingbird in favour of British ones. This idea of national ...

Malavika Sangghvi

Club-culture snobbery
Malavika Sangghvi

Being a late entrant to the club culture, thanks to my parent's leftist leanings, I still look upon its extreme idiosyncrasies and silliness ...

Kishore Singh

Away from the homeland
Kishore Singh

How must life have been like for Indian artists who chose to live and work abroad at a time when distance was a formidable hurdle? At a time ...

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Commonwealth Games 2014: Glasgow's golden lure

The Commonwealth Games have been a happy hunting ground for Indian athletes, who shine in the absence of world-class competition. Some young ...

Chess (#1105)

The Chess Olympiad, due to start in Tromsø, Norway on August 1, is in crisis for odd reasons. The Russian women's team, the defending champions, ...

Date with destiny in Brasilia

One has to concede that Germany has looked like the most complete outfit in the tournament

Chess (#1104)

The former world champion is running for President against the incumbent Kirsan Illyumzhinov

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Curvaceous Swede

The Volvo XC60 is a pretty car that sports a powerful engine. However, it is let down by a sluggish automatic gear box

A car for all moods

The new Audi S4 looks nice and genteel and suitable for rush-hour commuting. But the author finds that it is equally at home on speed tracks

Going one better

Nissan's affordable hatchback Go, especially made for India, is a mixed bag of good drive quality and bad fitments

Vroom and sting

The Scorpio is a versatile vehicle that was in the news recently when Mahindra and Mahindra offered it as the prime minister's official car

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The sound of India

Two men have set up an archive of Indian music and theatre as well as recorded speeches of historical figures

The dilemma of ethics

In the Ramayana, after the battle has been won and Ravana vanquished, the epic instead of winding down to a happy ending throws up a dilemma. ...

History in miniatures

200 objects including Shah Jahan's recipe book, a rare photograph of Bahadur Shah Zafar and the earliest Indian Atlas have been brought to Delhi ...